Rocketry Videos


All My Rockets That Didn't Work (2020-06-13)
Here's another fun tip, don't launch in a small urban space like those first few flights...  [View]

Avionics Integration - Build Signal R2 (2018-08-03)
Watch as a playlist: Signal R2 Kit: Build Signal R2: https://bps ... [View]

Back-to-back Silo Launched Model Rocket (2019-11-19)
Both flights were on an Estes F15 rocket motor, about 15 min apart - first flight was set to maintain ejection orientation, second flight was set to pitch over 20 degrees on the ECEF X axis. Help ... [View]

Blip & Blop - PCB Assembly (2019-04-20)
Assembling the Blip and Blop flight computers! [View]

Books I Recommend (2019-07-16)
Some of these are more fun than technical, but they’re still great reads! I learned quite a bit from online resources which I’ll talk about in a future video. Figured it’d still be nice to put ... [View]

BPS Rocket Cradle (2017-04-15)
Print Files: Song: "Off Broadway" - Werner Tautz (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) [View]

BPS Update (2017-03-30)
Patreon: Vector Avionics is now "Signal Avionics". Conflicts with the naming of the system were found, and out of caution, the name was shifted to Signal. ... [View] Update - National Rocketry Conference 2019 (2019-03-06)
Presented on March 2, 2019 at NARCON in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Rocket Propulsion Elements: Structures: Arduino Tutorial: https://www.youtub ... [View]

Building A New Flight Computer (2020-01-19)
This computer controls Sprite; the BPS hopper vehicle that's almost ready to fly. During a test yesterday, one of the flight computers was damaged, so the craft needs a replacement. Help support ... [View]

Echo - Drop Test #1 (2018-08-13)
This is the first real test of model rocket retro-propulsion! At 50m AGL, Signal(the flight computer) commanded release and began computing the optimal retro-burn altitude to "land" the rocket at 14m ... [View]

Echo - Landing Test #1 (2018-10-02)
Help support For more info: [View]

Echo - Landing Test #2 (2018-12-20)
ooOOOF, close one Patreon: Contact: VICE/Motherboard video: All landing tests: ... [View]

Echo - Landing Test #5 (2019-07-10)
"just call me bowling ball cause i be rollin" - Echo, 2019 Help support For more info: ... [View]

Echo - Landing Test #6 (2020-01-10)
#EchoIsOverParty What is Sprite? TMRO: Interview: Help support ... [View]

Electron Launch - Build Signal R2 (2018-08-03)
Launched on an Aerotech G11 motor with the Signal R2 thrust vectoring kit as part of the Build Signal R2 video series [View]

Falcon Heavy - Flight Computer Assembly (2018-02-12)
Help support development: For more information: [View]

Falcon Heavy Model - Flight 2 (2019-07-31)
The 1/48th scale Falcon Heavy model is a technology demonstrator for The intention is to showcase the advancement possible at the model scale. Each of the three cores carries a flight ... [View]

Falcon Heavy Model Integration (2019-07-20)
The BPS Falcon Heavy Model is flying soon! We need to start putting all the parts together for it, and fix a few things along the way. For more info: Help support ... [View]

Falcon Heavy Model Tuning and Simulation (2019-07-25)
A version of this process needs to happen before each BPS flight. In order to keep the vehicle stable, we need to simulate how it will pitch, yaw, and roll. For more info: ... [View]

Flight Computer - Build Signal R2 (2018-08-03)
Watch as a playlist: Signal R2 Kit: Build Signal R2: https://bps ... [View]

Flight Computer Outline - Landing Model Rockets Ep. 3 (2018-12-06)
Blip = Blop = Blip Landing Model Rockets Series Playlist: Help support For more ... [View]

Flight Software Setup - Landing Model Rockets Ep. 8 (2019-08-12)
Blip PCB Design Files: Blip Test Code: Arduino programming tutorial: https://www. ... [View]

G8ST Rocket Motor Test Flight (2018-05-11)
FLIGHT DATA: A quick note: While the motor did melt the PLA tube holding it, the rest of the TVC ... [View]

How To Build a Thrust Vectored Model Rocket - National Rocketry Conference 2020 (2020-03-09)
Apologies for the rough video quality, I had to set up cameras very quickly right before the presentation, and boy did I goof up some of the settings... Help support https://www.p ... [View]

How We Talk About Failure (2019-06-11)
We're gonna launch again soon, and we're gonna get it right. 🚀 Scout D1 Launch Failure: Help support For more info: ... [View]

Launch Pad Overview (2017-03-04)
A quick description of the launch pad. Many features are missing from this video, since the system is still in an unfinished state. Most notably, there will be a number of "dead man" switches, ... [View]

Level 1 Cert Attempt - Thrusty McThrustFace (2017-05-21)
"In Thrust We Trust" The attempt was successful! The rocket was built to handle the needs of an L2 cert as well, and will launch again as an L2 attempt. For more info: ... [View]

Live RCS Roll Testing (2019-06-04)
Details on the RCS setup: Help support For more information: [View]

Live Scout D1 Launch (2019-06-29)
Flying on an Aerotech H13 motor. The test site has poor cell reception, hence the low quality. I have had the worst luck with live streams lately, cross your fingers we get it right this time! Help ... [View]

Live Scout D1 Launch (2019-06-11)
Flying on an Aerotech H13 motor. The test site has poor cell reception, hence the low quality. I have had the worst luck with live streams lately, cross your fingers we get it right this time!  [View]

Model Rocket with Paratrooper (2018-05-04)
Godspeed, parachute guy! Flight stabilized by Signal R2: For more info: [View]

Nose Cone and Painting - Build Signal R2 (2018-08-03)
Watch as a playlist: Signal R2 Kit: Build Signal R2: https://bps ... [View]

Oops (2019-06-07)
Help support For more info: https://www.facebo ... [View]

Operation Thoomp - Live Design (2019-05-25)
Operation Thoomp... coming so0o0o0o0on :) [View]

Parachute Ejection System - Build Signal R2 (2018-08-03)
Watch as a playlist: Signal R2 Kit: Build Signal R2: ... [View]

PCB Assembly - Landing Model Rockets Ep. 7 (2019-06-21)
Schematics, Layouts, Part Lists, and Gerber Files 🚀→ Gear used in this video: Soldering Mat: Tweezers: h ... [View]

PCB Production - Landing Model Rockets Ep. 6 (2019-04-19)
Schematics, Layouts, Part Lists, Gerber Files, everything you need to get either(or both!) of these boards built 🚀→ Tutorials for generating ... [View]

RCS Roll Axis Testing #2 (2019-07-14)
More testing on the RCS dev vehicle! Just a bit more roll testing today, nothing fancy. Figured I'd turn a camera on while it happens. Help support All ... [View]

Relay - TVC Static Fire - Mount Revision A (2017-01-08)
Actuating ±6.6 degrees on each axis, this thrust vectoring mount slightly underperforms in expected accuracy of 0.3 degrees. A second test with higher power servos will serve to qualify this ... [View]

Rocket Motor Test Stand (2019-10-18)
Test Data: Raw Test Footage: Music by Joe Barnard. I'll be publishing a bunch of this music in a few months :) Help ... [View]

Rocket Tuning - Build Signal R2 (2018-08-03)
Watch as a playlist: Signal R2 Kit: Build Signal R2: https://bp ... [View]

Scout C5 Launch - Oct 4 2017 (2017-10-05)
The Signal flight computer plotted and executed a 3 degree course correction maneuver about 0.8 seconds into flight to keep itself vertical. Very hard to see in this footage; more exaggerated tests ... [View]

Scout C6 Launch - Oct 6 2017 (2017-10-07)
Running Signal's course correction feature, Scout launched angled roughly 15 degrees from upright. Course correction held the vehicle orientation off the pad after launch, then plotted a smooth ... [View]

Scout V 0.3 - Dynamic Test 3 (2015-12-28)
Scout V 0.3 was the first in the Scout program to correctly measure the position of the vehicle during flight. Due to overcorrection in the TVC system, the rocket lost vertical thrust and fell to the ... [View]

Scout V 0.4 Test Launch (2016-01-30)
The first Scout vehicle to use generally successful thrust vectoring, and deployment of the drag fins, Scout V 0.4 was a milestone in the Scout program. Ascending to roughly 20-30 ft, Scout V 0.4 ... [View]

Scout V 0.8 Test Launch (2016-11-01)
With an entirely new thrust vectoring system, Scout V 0.8 corrected well for it's orientation with two caveats. The first being that due to errors within a computer simulation of the flight, the ... [View]

Scout V 0.9 Test Launch (2016-12-02)
After starting the PID system roughly 1 second before liftoff in order to reduce error accumulation, the code onboard failed to account for a discrepancy in timing within the complimentary filter, ... [View]

Series Intro - Landing Model Rockets (2018-09-20)
Episode 1 - Flight Simulation: Landing Model Rockets Series Playlist: ... [View]

Signal Avionics - Closed Loop TVC Calibration (2017-05-22)
Check out my left arm's nasty sunburn from yesterday's L1 launch! Want to purchase a Signal Avionics kit? Let me know here: Patreon: ... [View]

Signal Flight Tips - Build Signal R2 (2018-08-03)
Watch as a playlist: Signal R2 Kit: Build Signal R2: https://bp ... [View]

Silo-Launched Model Rocket - Thoomp Flight 1 (2019-09-20)
Lots more Thoomp coming soon :) Music by Joe Barnard Help support Second channel, mostly for KSP: For more ... [View]

Sprint - Test Flight 10 - Aerotech H13 (2020-07-26)
Thanks again to Perry and Arsenio for the voice telemetry readout add-on! Perry: Arsenio: mug! ... [View]

Sprite - Hop and Divert Montage + Updates (2020-02-27) (DELETED)
Hope y’all enjoy the big ol compilation here! Tried to include all the 4k 60fps angles and data your little engineer hearts could ever want :) Testing timestamps below! Thanks to Jonathan Boggs ... [View]

The Future of Scale Rocketry - National Rocketry Conference 2018 (2018-02-27)
The Friday evening keynote from NARCON 2018 in Houston, TX. Keynote by Joe Barnard, NARCON and Q&A hosted by James Duffy. [View]

Thoomp Vehicle Assembly (2019-08-09)
Thoomp is the silo/tube ejected model rocket I've been working on! The ejection tube is coming together well, but we need a rocket to launch out of it, that's what we're doing today! Help support ... [View]

Thrust Vector Control - Series A Hold Down (2017-06-01)
This test was not intended to(and does not) feature a fully stable vehicle or tuning. The purpose of Series A is to gather high resolution data from the flight computer in order to build an accurate ... [View]

Thrust Vector Control - Series B Hold Down (2017-06-29)
After building a ground-up simulation of the vehicle's behavior under thrust, I re-tuned the stability algorithm to the inertia I calculated from the results of a bifilar pendulum test. The ... [View]

Thrust Vector Control - Series C Hold Down (2017-06-29)
Once the error in the inertia calculation of the Series B Hold Down was found, a second bifilar pendulum test was conducted with newly added landing legs and grid fins to obtain an updated ... [View]

Thrust Vector Control - Series D Hold Down (2017-08-01)
The test failed because of a jam in the control loop, ultimately caused by the barometer. The vehicle tuning was technically correct, though it obviously appears otherwise. The error is fascinating, ... [View]

Thrust Vector Control - Series E Hold Down (2017-08-01)
The test held the vehicle upright for several seconds, then shifted the set-point on the X and Y axes to -7 degrees, as a step response test. Response was acceptable, though somewhat poor, and can ... [View]

Thrust Vector Control - Series F Hold Down (2017-10-02)
Ran a static fire after an overhaul of Signal's stability software. Modifications focused on ensuring robust control loop times, which were the primary culprit of the overcorrection seen in previous ... [View]

Thrust Vectoring Mount - Build Signal R2 (2018-08-03)
Watch as a playlist: Signal R2 Kit: Build Signal R2: https://bps ... [View]

Thrusty McThrustFace - Level 2 Cert Attempt (2019-09-07)
Time to get that Level 3 cert amirite? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Details on High Powered Rocketry Levels: BAMA Recovery Systems: ... [View]

What Is Sprite? (2019-11-21)
Hope things make a bit more sense on this project now! Still have lots to figure out, fingers crossed we can get hoppin before 2020 :) Thanks again to VectorNav for sending the VN-300 IMU/AHRS as a ... [View]

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